We are hosting a ProductDesignathon OPEN TO ALL MAJORS on May 22, 2016.

Our day-long event will promote collaboration between students from different disciplines to solve problems in the world. Unlike other hackathons that are primarily ruled by software solutions, our Product Designathon will promote the creation of an entire product through human-centered design and the design thinking methodology (which means NO PROGRAMMING necessary).

The day will start with a keynote speaker, rolls into a four-hour "hackathon," followed by thought-provoking mini-games and an awards ceremony to reward those students with the most innovative and relevant ideas. For more information and to register for the event, visit. An interactive timeline of our event will be available soon!

Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this event possible!

Email cberdinis at scu dot edu for more info!


To participate, you need to be a current student at Santa Clara University. Graduates and undergraduates of all major are welcome!


Submission will be completed and discussed during the event.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,000 in prizes

Best Overall

Crowd Favorite

Most Unique

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

To enter, all you need to do is show up to the California Mission Room in Lower Benson on SCU's campus May 22, 2016 at 9am.

However, to guarantee a t-shirt and space in our event, fill out this Google Form: 



Eric Berdinis

Eric Berdinis
Product Manager, Otto

SCID Executive Board

SCID Executive Board

Eric Monsef

Eric Monsef
VP at Hewlett-Packard

John Giddings

John Giddings
Founder, Tech Angel Group

Silvia Figueira

Silvia Figueira

Judging Criteria

  • Problem Solving
    Does the product really solve the core need? Or is the product just a result of a random idea rather than based on a needfinding activity?
  • Human-Centered
    Does the product implement elements of Human-Centered Design? Do you need a manual to understand how to use it? Are all of the buttons mapped properly? Is it apparent how to use it just by looking at it?
  • Innovative
    Have you seen a similar product before? What makes this product unique?
  • Aesthetics
    This criterion is all about lookin' good. Is the product sexy and inviting? Would you want it in your home?

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